Our faculty and affiliates are leading national and international experts on gender equity, work practice and organizational performance. 

CGO makes available its extraordinary roster of scholars, practitioners and authors to businesses, organizations, conferences, and media, whether for-profit or nonprofit, large or small, located in or outside the U.S. 

Our services


We are teachers, trainers and facilitators by nature. The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) affiliates are available to train individuals, teams, departments, and entire organizations on specific aspects of gender, diversity and workplace productivity.

We use our original research and field experience as a foundation to raise sensitivity within work units about these issues, diagnose specific needs and challenges, and work collectively to devise action plans and associated metrics to ensure genuine and lasting improvement. We also provide specific training services that emerge from customized research CGO undertakes with sponsoring clients.

CGO training expertise ranges from one-on-one executive coaching for senior officials to organizational engagements designed to change broad-based practices and cultures. We work well in both single-gender environments, focusing on issues pertaining to women and leadership, or where men, women, and people of all genders are working together on team-building and training designed to improve communication and performance.

Bystander Awareness Training

Bystander Awareness training has been used in businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities for more than ten years.The training helps individuals develop a professional presence and awareness in order to uphold their organization's highest values, wherever they work, as they aim to become an active and effective bystander. 

Everyone has an important role. We all want to be part of shaping positive values and responding to any departures from our values. Sometimes we do not quite know how.


The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) provides customized consultation to businesses, governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations regardless of industry, location or size. Clients have included BBN Technologies, Ernst & Young, Hewlett-Packard, and PricewaterhouseCoopers among many others.

We work in a highly collaborative manner to help our clients accomplish the following:

  • Recruit, promote and retain high-performing women executives.
  • Reduce costly turnover that stems from gender inequities and work-life conflicts.
  • Make the "business case" for gender equity and diversity.
  • Engage in proactive and substantive organizational change.
  • Increase the leadership potential and mentoring of diverse internal constituencies.

CGO's consulting approach is unique. We integrate collaborative, interactive research with frameworks for identifying how gender and diversity are embedded in organizational culture. We use our knowledge and skills to develop customized initiatives that help managers better understand the systemic nature of gender and diversity in their organizations and help individuals create strategies to overcome these subtle dynamics. CGO affiliates have many decades of experience working on these complex issues, producing results-driven and highly accountable consultations.

Custom Research

Research has been the cornerstone of The Center for Gender in Organizations' (CGO)'s work since our inception in 1998. This intellectually rigorous, thought-provoking body of original work positions us well to perform insightful customized research for sponsoring clients.

CGO works with corporations, governments and nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world to design, execute, analyze, and report research that addresses specific gender, diversity and related workplace productivity and performance issues. We work with Boards of Directors, CEOs, Human Resources Departments and business units, skillfully using a wide variety of research techniques to reveal underlying needs and challenges and to help clients devise action plans to solve them and, in some cases, convert them into opportunities.

Learn more about CGO's custom research services by contacting us at or 617-521-3315.

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